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Men Die In Gay Sauna From Drug Abuse

pleasureHere’s a cautionary tale about making bad choices. Three different guys have passed away at the same sauna after taking various drugs.

The men were found with varying levels of unpleasant substances in their bodies: GHB, cocaine and mephedrone.

The scene of the crime is Pleasuredrome, a gay-oriented sauna in London. GayCities describes it as “clean, dark and stylish,” featuring two dark rooms, a tanning shower, and a 24-hour cafe. There is also alcohol available.

Reviewers report that the place is “clean,” and also “dirty,” so clearly the jury is out on this place. Other reviewers report that “you will probably find easy sex here,” and “the glory hole is always active.”

A disgruntled reviewer complains, “only old Chinese and Latino people with no respect go there.” So, apparently it’s not a popular spot among racists.

After the first death, several months ago, staff became much more strict about patrolling the premises and shining lights here and there to discourage wrongdoing. But that apparently wasn’t enough to dissuade some patrons.

There’s now an investigation underway about the deaths, and if the sauna could have done anything further to prevent them.

Once that’s done, maybe someone will look into the disrespectful Chinese people.

 

Photo credit: Pleasuredrome

By:           matt baume
On:           Jun 26, 2014
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  • 24 Comments
    • Vidontag
      Vidontag

      Been there a couple of times, several years ago, and on those two occasions it was an enjoyable experience, but of course things could have changed. Yes, there was a little visible drugginess, but pretty tame compared to Chariots Vauxhall, which I visited last November.

      Jun 26, 2014 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit
      Ihadtosayit

      Some basic tips before entering the sauna:

      Don’t drink alcohol, as it works as a depressant, where the blood is moving slowly and the nerve endings are literally shutting down, and counteracts the benefits of the sauna.

      Older people need to avoid or limit their time in the sauna.

      People with heart ailments or respiratory diseases need to avoid the sauna, and anyone with chronic ailments needs to check first with his or her doctor.

      Don’t eat prior to the sauna.

      Avoid drug use and the sauna — tranquilizers, stimulants, poppers and other prescribed drugs alter the body’s metabolism and could produce severe effects in the heat.

      If you experience dizziness, problems with breathing, or a general feeling of ill health, leave the sauna immediately.

      Jun 26, 2014 at 5:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DerekR
      DerekR

      @Ihadtosayit: You are taking the word “sauna” literally…

      Jun 26, 2014 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lykeitiz
      lykeitiz

      No mention of what city or country this Pleasuredrome is in? (without clicking a link?)

      Jun 26, 2014 at 6:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • samwise343
      samwise343

      Take note that the article says nothing about condoms. Hint, hint.

      Jun 26, 2014 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DjARD
      DjARD

      Up Next On Queerty:

      “How To Properly Party It Up At Pride!”

      Jun 26, 2014 at 6:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BritAus
      BritAus

      @lykeitiz: Unless there is one in the US it would be the Pleasuredrome in Waterloo, London.

      Jun 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teeth
      Teeth

      I understand the coke and the booze, but why the methadrone? What does that do for you?

      Jun 26, 2014 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      @Teeth: Why Methadrone? They say its effect is similar to (but shorter than) MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine). People would snort anything that gives them a kick.

      Jun 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teeth
      Teeth

      Sounds good! I’m in for #10 tabs. lol

      Jun 26, 2014 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      I get a kick out of beautiful men, not out of drugs! Just like Cole Porter used to say.

      Jun 26, 2014 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paco
      Paco

      This happened in 2012, or are these a new set of deaths?

      Jun 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teeth
      Teeth

      @Billy Budd: I’m completely joking. Can’t stand being loaded anymore. That was 20+ years ago, for me.

      Jun 26, 2014 at 10:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983
      sportyguy1983

      Irresponsible life choices/actions lead to foreseeable consequences.

      Jun 27, 2014 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54
      mcflyer54

      “Three different guys have passed away … ” I would think that the same guy passing away three times would be far more shocking.

      Jun 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gabenz
      Gabenz

      Dont just look at the pics.. READ the article:
      “The scene of the crime is Pleasuredrome, a gay-oriented sauna in London.”

      Jun 27, 2014 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      You can’t trace GHB in the body.

      Jun 27, 2014 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stenar
      Stenar

      @fagburn: They can test for and find GHB during an autopsy.

      Jun 27, 2014 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      @Stenar: Nope. It disappears. Sorry to bore you with facts.

      Jun 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • siltor67
      siltor67

      the title kinda made me giggle…

      Jun 27, 2014 at 8:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott609
      scott609

      Makes me think about that case in Vienna, where a young American man who worked for the UN there, was at his favorite sauna, got into some kind of argument, then went running out the front door (naked) and was last seen plunging into the nearest river. His friends said he was given some drug beforehand.

      They made a documentary about it, from the mother’s point of view. The local police treated her like crap because her son was gay.

      Jun 28, 2014 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seaguy
      seaguy

      Short of doing body cavity searches there is no way for clubs, bars to stop people from bringing in drugs or showing up high already. To blame the club is just wrong, unless it is proven that the club sanctions drug use and dealing on the premises.

      Jun 29, 2014 at 11:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seaguy
      seaguy

      @samwise343: Well it was not an article about safe sex practices. Not everything must mention condoms.

      Jun 29, 2014 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seaguy
      seaguy

      @scott609: Do you recall the name of the documentary?

      Jun 29, 2014 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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